Why does some hose last for years while other hoses disintegrate within a few months? This can be attributed to a few factors. First and most importantly low-quality raw materials are often used. Whether it be the internal yarn or the outer liner, poor quality materials break down faster with use, and are especially vulnerable in the extreme conditions seen in the Canadian oil and gas industry.
The reason you can’t assume all water transfer hose is equivalent is that there are currently no standards for large diameter hose (above 6″ diameter), so several manufacturers of large diameter hose make the hose in the cheapest way possible often times inflating claims about things like working pressures, 3:1 burst ratings and chemical resistance. The vast majority of these manufacturers only produce hose above 6” in diameter due to the fact that they have to adhere to standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) which governs hose standards 6” and below.
Thrive Evolution Tech is proud to be part of a growing group working to develop safety standards for large diameter lay flat hose. For this reason, Thrive does not, and will not support or utilize manufacture’s product that does not meet the standard in which we demand. It is in Thrive’s opinion that poor, unregulated hose represents a safety threat to both our employees and to the public. For more information specific to the NFPA please visit their website.